Please join us for the GLAPCE FALL EVENT on October 25-27, 2011, at Geneva Center in Rochester, IN.
The topic is Faith Re-Formation: Making Our Practices Reformed.
We are pleased to have Dr. Donald McKim as the main speaker.
ABOUT THIS YEAR’S EVENT: In our times together, we will explore Reformed accents for educational ministries in the church. Using the rubrics of “head,” “heart,” and “hands,” on which our Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding curriculum is built, we will look at ways in which our Reformed and Presbyterian tradition has emphasized the intellectual, affectional, and active dimensions of Christian faith. Focusing on these emphases guides us in educational ministries by helping us recognize ways those of all ages in the church can experience faith development in full Christian lives.
We will probe the need for and nature of educational ministries from the words of Joshua: “When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ then you shall tell them…” (Joshua 4:6-7) and from Jesus’ description of the great commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30).
Plenaries with Dr. McKim will include: Interpreting the Stones: The Nature of Christian Faith and Life; Loving God with our Hearts and Souls; Loving God with our Minds; Loving God with our Strength.
Schedule: registration will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Opening gathering will be at 4 p.m. The event concludes on Thursday morning after closing worship at 11 a.m. Besides the four plenaries with Dr. McKim, there will be workshops aimed at working with children, youth, and/or adults.
Before you arrive: Dr. McKim recommends looking at one or more of these books,
To Be Reformed: Living the Tradition by Joseph D. Small
More Presbyterian Questions, More Presbyterian Answers by Donald K. McKim
Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers by Donald K. McKim
Presbyterian Beliefs: A Brief Introduction by Donald K. McKIm
Introducing the Reformed Faith: Biblical Revelation, Christian Tradition, Contemporary Significance by Donald K. McKim